Miscellaneous Yakima County, Washington Obituaries

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Herbert Hopkins Davis
Herbert Hopkins Davis, 91, died Saturday at Valley Hospital and Medical Center in Spokane.
Services are pending under the arrangement of Meyer Funeral Home in Prosser.
[Published April 10, 2000]

Richard Allen Hosmer
Richard Allen Hosmer, 70, of Yakima died Friday at Chinook Convalescent Center.
Born in Yakima, he worked for Boeing after serving with the U.S. Air Force in Korea. He also worked for the U.S. Postal Service until he retired in 1988.
Survivors include his wife, Elda Hosmer of Yakima; two daughters, Trina Good of Yakima and Linda Michaels of Bakersfield, Calif.; a son, Rick Hosmer of Spokane; a sister, Bonnie McNamara of Kamiah, Idaho; and nine grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home in Yakima.
[Published April 10, 2000]

Henry Richard Gulley
Henry Richard Gulley, 88, of Yakima died Tuesday in Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Mr. Gulley was born at Duquoin, Ill. He worked for Snokist Warehouse and also did watchmaking and repair out of his home.
Survivors include his wife, Elsie Gulley of Yakima; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; three stepchildren, Vivian Stillwaugh of Phoenix; Dennis Herron of Yakima and Joyce Adcock of Yakima.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at West Hills Memorial Park. Those planning to attend may meet at the graveside. Keith and Keith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 12, 2000]

Elizabeth Mary (Benoit) Prendergast
Elizabeth Mary (Benoit) Prendergast, 86, of Yakima died Monday at Summitview Health Care Center.
Mrs. Prendergast was born in Yakima. She worked for Montgomery Ward for several years in Yakima and Watsonville, Calif.
Survivors include one son, Gary Prendergast of Canton, Ohio; four brothers, Frank Benoit, Jim Benoit Sr. and Larry Benoit, all of Yakima, and Eugene Benoit of Fairfax, Va.; three sisters, Helen Riel of Outlook, Florence Klaassen of Yakima and Maryann Benoit of Great Falls, Mont.
A vigil will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in Keith and Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Paul Cathedral. Concluding services will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
[Published April 12, 2000]

Leonard 'Carl' Smith
Leonard "Carl" Smith, 78, of Yakima died Monday in Portland.
Mr. Smith was born at Naches Heights. He served in the United States Army through World War II and was a police officer in Yakima and later in Newport, Ore.
Survivors include a son, Martin "Buck" Smith of West Linn, Ore.; a daughter, Sandra Millican of Moses Lake; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Terrace Heights Cemetery. Holman-Hankins, Bowker and Waud Funeral Home, Oregon City, Ore. is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 12, 2000]

Fred Bos
Fred Bos, 73, of Sunnyside died Monday at Kadlec Medical Center in Richland.
Mr. Bos was born, raised and educated in Sunnyside and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary Lynne of Sunnyside; a son, Daniel Bos; two daughters, Marilyn Mears and Debby Stark; four brothers, Bob Bos and Harry Bos, both of Sunnyside, Bill Bos of Connell and Earl Bos of Othello; four sisters, Margaret Duim, Anne Besteman, and Lucille Apol, all of Sunnyside, and Marie Velt Kamp of Central Point, Ore.; and four grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. Burial will be in the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Viewing and visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside. 
[Published April 12, 2000]

John Gurley
John Gurley, 66 of Yakima died Saturday in the Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Mr. Gurley was born in Tacoma and lived in the Yakima area for more than 25 years. He served in the United States Army and was a retired tile setter.
Survivors include his daughter, Lori L. Gurley of Federal Way; one sister, DeLona E. Kent of Port Orchard, and one grandchild.
The family plans to have a private family memorial at a later date on the coast. Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors is in charge of local arrangements.
[Published April 12, 2000]

Russell L. Sutton
Russell L. Sutton, 83, of Yakima died Tuesday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Mr. Sutton was born in Yakima. He worked for Valley Iron Works, Welders Supply, Stephens Metal Products, Lovering Tire Co. and Terrace Heights Memorial Park.
Survivors include his wife, Veloris Jane Sutton of Yakima; two sons, George L. Sutton of El Paso, Texas, and John R. Sutton of Easton, Wash.; one daughter, Susan Sutton Robinson of Bethesda, Md.; two sisters, Helen Stephens and Lorna Pfeif, both of Yakima; six grandchildren, two stepgrandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Family graveside services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Terrace Heights Memorial Park with memorial services at 3:30 p.m. at the Yakima Evangelical Church. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Zillah, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 12, 2000]

Edith Irene Forman
Edith Irene Forman, 89, of Yakima died Sunday at the Good Samaritan Healthcare Center in Yakima. 
Mrs. Forman was born in Florida, Mo. She worked as a secretary for SnoKist for many years.
Survivors include her husband, Norman Forman of Yakima.
A funeral service will begin at 2 p.m. today at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home and will conclude with burial at West Hills Memorial Park.
[Published April 12, 2000]

Mollie M. Helgeson
Mollie M. Helgeson, 75, of Yakima died Monday. 
Mrs. Helgeson was born in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Survivors include a daughter, Nellie Cole of Yakima; four sons, Benny Helgeson of Yakima; Cory Helgeson of San Francisco, Calif; Jerome Sherbon of Seattle; and Sydney Sherbon of Maple Valley, Wash.; and two sisters, Bernice Siegel of Jersey City, N.J., and Toby Bolls.
A memorial service is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. today at Moxee Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses. Yakima Valley Funeral Options is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 12, 2000]

Brian William Anderson
Brian William Anderson, 23, of Selah died Thursday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Brian was born in Puyallup. He was a resident of Yakima Valley for about 10 years and enjoyed fishing and camping.
Survivors include his mother, Lola Anderson of Selah; a sister, Wendy Swain of Yakima; his father, Frank W. Anderson of Yakima; grandparents, Geraldine and Frank Anderson of Yelm and Marjorie Francis of Sumner; and great-grandmother, Cleo Myers of Sumner.
A memorial service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at Stone Church. Keith and Keith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 12, 2000]

Betty Jean Edmondson
Betty Jean Edmondson, 83, of Yakima died Wednesday at Providence Yakima Medical Center.
Mrs. Edmondson was involved in the Lower Naches Garden Club, the Women's Club and the Selah chapter of the Children's Orthopedic Hospital in Seattle.
Survivors include two daughters, Honore Lynette Breymeyer and Terry A. McPherson; six grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
A graveside memorial service was held Saturday at Terrace Heights Memorial Park. Keith and Keith Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 11, 2000]

Audy McChristian Eslick
Audy McChristian Eslick, 87, of Yakima died Sunday at Crescent Convalescent Center.
Mrs. Eslick was born in Japton, Ark. She was a homemaker.
Survivors include three daughters, Betty Page of Yakima, Maxine Weir of Fayetteville, Ark., and Nadine Spooner of Lebanon, Ore.; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the West Hills Memorial Park. Those wishing to attend may meet at the cemetery. Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 11, 2000]

Henry W. Peters
Henry W. Peters, 98, died Friday at Parkside Care Center in Union Gap. 
Mr. Peters retired after teaching 40 years at Seattle's Garfield High School.
Survivors include his son, Douglas D. Peters of Selah; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Keith and Keith Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 11, 2000]

Pauline Barthlow Carroll
Pauline Barthlow Carroll, 90, of Goldendale died Sunday.
Mrs. Barthlow was born in Marion, Ky. She attended the First Christian Church in Zillah.
Survivors include seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-grandchild. 
Viewing will be at Valley Hills Funeral Home from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday. Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at the Zillah City Cemetery. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Zillah, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 11, 2000]

Dorothy Kettenton
Dorothy Kettenton, 83, of Ellensburg died Friday at Kittitas Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Kettenton was born at Fairbanks, Alaska. She served in the U.S. Army Women's Army Corps during World War II.
Survivors include her husband, George Kettenton Jr. of Ellensburg; two sons, Robert Kettenton of Cle Elum and Ken Kettenton of Ellensburg; two sisters, Judy Unger of Powell River, British Columbia, and Donna Petrus of Tacoma; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Private family memorial observance will follow cremation. Arrangements are by Kittitas Valley Funeral Options.
[Published April 11, 2000]

Sophia Rose and Samantha Rea Lopez-Morales
Sophia Rose and Samantha Rae Lopez-Morales died on the day they were born, Thursday, at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle.
Survivors include their parents, Lisa Renea Lopez and Gilbert Morales; maternal grandparents Lionel and Sylvia Lopez; and paternal grandparents Alicia Cortes and Oscar Morales.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. today at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Interment will follow in the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Sunnyside, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 11, 2000]

Joseph Arthur McManus
Joseph Arthur McManus, 96, of Sunnyside died Sunday at Sunnyside Hospital.
Mr. McManus was born in Avon, Minn. He moved to Grandview in 1943 and worked at Perhams and Snokist until his retirement. 
Survivors include three children, Ray McManus of Grandview, and Bernice Hickle and Florence Belgarde of Anchorage, Alaska; numerous grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. today at Blessed Sacrament Church of Grandview. Interment will follow at the Grandview Cemetery. Smith Funeral Home, Grandview, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 11, 2000]

Frank McNairy Hardy Jr.
Frank McNairy Hardy Jr., 79, of Yakima died Monday at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital. Mr. Hardy was born in Yakima. 
Survivors include his wife, Mary Hardy of Yakima; one son, John M. Hardy of Little Rock, Ark.; six daughters, Katherine "Kitty" Inaba and Kandice Hardy, both of Yakima, Jennifer Hileman of Marysville, Wash., Susan Hileman of Seattle, Elizabeth "Libby" Summers of Redmond, Ore., and Jill Beecham of Petaluma, Calif.; three brothers, William Hardy of Hood Canal, Wash., Thomas Hardy of Salt Lake City and James Hardy of Yakima; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The family plans to have private memorial services. Shaw and Sons Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 11, 2000]

Elizabeth Mary (Benoit) Prendergast
Elizabeth Mary (Benoit) Prendergast, 86, of Yakima died Monday at Summitview Health Care Center.
Mrs. Prendergast was born in Yakima. She worked for Montgomery Ward for several years in Yakima and Watsonville, Calif.
Survivors include one son, Gary Prendergast of Canton, Ohio; four brothers, Frank Benoit, Jim Benoit Sr. and Larry Benoit, all of Yakima, and Eugene Benoit of Fairfax, Va.; three sisters, Helen Riel of Outlook, Florence Klaasen of Yakima and Maryann Benoit of Great Falls, Mont.
Vigil services will be at 6 p.m. Thursday in Keith and Keith Ninth Avenue Chapel. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday in St. Paul Cathedral. Concluding services will follow in Calvary Cemetery.
[Published April 11, 2000]

Carmen Lopez
Carmen Lopez of Sunnyside died Sunday after a battle with cancer.
Mrs. Lopez was born in San Angelo, Texas. She was a homemaker for many years and worked with handicapped children in the Sunnyside and Outlook schools.
Survivors include her children, Mary Ellen Powers of Kennewick, Grace Cassidy of West Richland, Abel Lopez of West Richland,Gilbert Lopez of Midland, Texas, Marti Villanueva of Grandview, Gill Lopez of Midland, Texas, Sixto Lopez of Sunnyside, Jesse Lopez of Midland, Texas, and Carmen Cavazos of Grandview; her siblings, Phillip Marquez of Midland, Texas, Salvador Marquez of San Angelo, Texas, and Ray Marquez of San Angelo, Texas; 25 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Visitation and viewing will be from noon-8 p.m. today at Smith Funeral Home, Sunnyside, with a rosary to be recited at 6:30 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Sunnyside. Interment will follow at the Lower Valley Memorial Gardens, Sunnyside.
[Published April 11, 2000]

Lillian Vera Allen
Lillian Vera Allen, 88, of Grandview died Monday at Sunnyside Community Hospital.
Mrs. Allen was born in Newport, Ore.
Survivors include a sister, Mary Buell of Bly, Ore.; and two grandsons.
Smith Funeral Home, Grandview, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 18, 2000]

Virginia Lee Drotzmann
Virginia Lee Drotzmann, 61, of Yakima died Saturday at her home.
Mrs. Drotzmann was born in El Paso, Texas, and was raised and educated in Yakima. She owned and operated the Sun Room, was a secretary at Yakima Valley Home Care for three years and was a waitress for many years around Yakima.
Survivors include her husband, John J. Drotzmann of Yakima; three children, Eddie Fortier of Pasco, Debra Fortier and Johnny Ballard of Tacoma; two stepsons, David A. Drotzmann of Hermiston, Ore., and Christopher Drotzmann of Portland; two sisters, Jeanie Goodrich of Union Gap and Betty Eslick of Yakima; two brothers, Richard Merril of El Paso, Texas, and Roy Cox of Tri-Cities; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 10 a.m. today at Langevin-Mussetter Funeral Home. Services will conclude at the chapel.
[Published April 18, 2000]

Laura Mae Flett
Laura Mae Flett of Prosser died Friday.
Mrs. Flett was born in Mountain Home, Idaho. She worked for the war efforts in Boise, Idaho, and was a farmer west of Benton City.
Survivors include her mother, Laura Schoonover Dodge; 10 children, Jackie Bricker of Middleton, Pa., Donna Blakely of Outlook, Carol Covington and Leta Shirts of Benton City, Leon Flett of Othello, Ellis Flett of Grandview, Mary Petersen of Prosser, Clifford Flett of Wenatchee, Floyd Flett and Steve Flett of Idaho; five sisters, seven brothers, 28 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. 
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Friendship Baptist Church, 1801 Patterson Road. A potluck will follow the service. Smith Funeral Home, Grandview, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 18, 2000]

Emma Ghrames
Emma Ghrames, 88, died Monday at Prosser Memorial Hospital.
Mrs. Ghrames was born in Tacoma and moved to Prosser as a child. She lived in Seattle before returning to Prosser in 1953 and with her husband owned and operated the Townhouse Cafe, now Josephine's.
Survivors include 15 nephews and nieces.
The funeral service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Meyer Funeral Home, Prosser, with interment in the Prosser Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
[Published April 18, 2000]

Frederica J. 'Freddie' Horst
Frederica J. "Freddie" Horst, 94, died Saturday at Kittitas Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.
Mrs. Horst was born in Pe Ell, Wash., and moved to the Ellensburg area as a child. She had worked in Ellensburg at the former New York Cafe and the Model Laundry.
Survivors include five sons, James G. Watson of Omaha, Neb., Bruce B. VanBuskirk of North Bend, Wash., Dr. Terry E. VanBuskirk of Ogden, Utah, Rudy L. Horst of Kittitas and Riny W. Horst of Portland; 30 grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Visitation and viewing will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Faith Chapel Church of God, 401 N. Ruby, Ellensburg. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the church. Burial will follow at the I.O.O.F. Cemetery. Kittitas Valley Funeral Options, Ellensburg, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 18, 2000]

Clarence A. Martin
Clarence A. Martin, 74, of Prosser died Sunday at Cascade Terrace in Portland.
Mr. Martin was born in Fruita, Colo. He was a truck driver for many years.
Survivors include his mother, Bertha Martin; his former wife, Betty Martin of Irrigon, Ore.; a daughter, Sharon Vorse of Kelso, Wash.; a stepson, David Payne of Irrigon, Ore.; and numerous grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Thursday in the chapel of the Smith Funeral Home, Grandview. Burial will be in the East Prosser Cemetery. 
[Published April 18, 2000]

Geraldine Scott
Geraldine Scott, 56, of Selah died Thursday at University of Washington Medical Center.
Mrs. Scott was born in Albany, Ore. She worked as a nurse in Portland, Nome, Alaska, Honolulu, and at Yakima Valley Memorial Hospital.
Survivors include her husband, Douglas of Selah; a son, Douglas W. of Selah; two daughters, Mandy C. and Jamie R., both of Selah; and a grandson. 
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Zillah Chapel of Valley Hills Funeral Home. Cremation will be in Seattle. Valley Hills Funeral Home, Zillah, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 18, 2000]

Bradford W. Spears
Bradford W. Spears, 93, died Saturday at Selah Convalescent.
Mr. Spears was born in Houston, Ark.
Survivors include a son, Grant Spears of Stockton, Calif.; a daughter, Rita Hayes of Napa, Calif.; seven grandchildren and numerous great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be today at Keith & Keith Funeral Home. A graveside service will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at Tahoma Cemetery. 
[Published April 18, 2000]

Helen Elizabeth Strain
Helen Elizabeth Strain, 87, died Sunday in Yakima.
Mrs. Strain was born in Pomeroy, Neb. She and her husband operated a business and farm in Pomery. Mrs. Strain retired in 1968 and moved to Yakima and then to Sunnyside in 1971.
Survivors include a sister, Blanche Hiller; a son, Richard; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.
Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. today at Holy Family Catholic Church with interment at 3 p.m. in the Pomeroy Cemetery. Keith & Keith Funeral Home, Yakima, is in charge of arrangements. 
[Published April 18, 2000]

Carol Lenore Young Warfield
Carol Lenore Young Warfield, 63, of Grandview died Thursday at her home.
Mrs. Warfield was born in Tacoma and was educated in Sunnyside and Grandview.
Survivors include three daughters, Laurel Rick, Lisa Charvet and Leigh Placzek; two sons, Jason and Mick Charvet; two brothers, Lee and Brian Young; a sister, Susan Young; and numerous grandchildren.
Smith Funeral Home, Grandview, is in charge of arrangements.
[Published April 18, 2000]


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